Our Favourite Local Businesses 2023
To celebrate Earth Day this year, we’ll be planting a tree for every Forager sold on the day with One Tree Planted.
But we know environmentalism is more than just planting a few trees one day out of the entire year. So, we wanted to highlight some of our favourite local businesses! We believe shopping local is one of the easiest ways to minimize our carbon footprint on a daily basis.
HOOCHY BOOCH KOMBUCHA
Brewed locally in Vancouver, they rely on natural and unique tea blends for their delicious flavours, while skipping out on added fruit, juice, or sugars.
Vegan Supply is a Canadian online retailer for all things vegan (with a storefront just around the corner). Some of our most loved pies wouldn’t be possible without them!
THE GOOD FLOUR CO.
Recipe testing with us since day 1, we know we can trust them with all things gluten-free. The Good Flour Co. is proof that there’s no sacrifice in texture or flavour when eating gluten-free.
CATEGORY 12 BREWING
Locally brewed in Saanichton, Category 12 is run by husband and wife Michael and Karen. Their Disruption Black IPA, with fresh hop aroma and roasted malt flavour, pairs perfectly with our Stranger Wings.
COASTAL CRAFT BEVERAGES
Coastal Craft represents a number of craft beverage suppliers on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. They work exclusively with producers that are independent, family-owned, and focused on sustainable business practices. Much of our wine menu can be credited to them!
2% JAZZ COFFEE
We can’t lie — most of our team is powered by 2% Jazz. But our love for them extends beyond their delicious coffee. It’s important to us how much they prioritize their relationships with select coffee growers in Central America. Read more about it on their website!
A powerhouse team of women-led coffee enthusiasts! We love their generosity when it comes to working with coffee growers. They care about where their coffee comes from, and they’re committed to paying a premium for seasonal, high-quality coffee.
HAPPY MOUNTAIN KOMBUCHA
Using simple ingredients and high-quality tea, their light and bubbly kombucha is the perfect balance between sweet and sour. We’re proud to offer Happy Mountain at our little restaurant on Division St.
Servicing Oregon, Washington, Northern California, and Idaho, Earthly Gourmet supplies bulk vegan products like cashews, gluten-free crusts, veganaise, oat milk, and brown sugar. It’s always refreshing to work with a supplier that cares about their environmental impact in all their processes!
ABOUT VIRTUOUS PIE
With locations in Vancouver, Victoria, and Portland, Virtuous Pie is an elevated fast-casual restaurant, focused on handcrafted vegan pizza and ice cream.
We are invested in building relationships with local growers and suppliers, establishing partnerships with local craft beer brewers, kombucha and wine producers, and the purveyors of key ingredients featured on our menu. Whether you need a quick bite for lunch or are looking to linger over dinner, we want you to eat well and feel good about what you eat.